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Products and solutions, 2007-07-18, 12:30 PM

Technical Launching at Nordseewerke

Hamburg/Emden, 07/18/2007

Another container ship of the 2,700 TEU series with the Yard No. 554 was launched on July 18th at Nordseewerke GmbH – a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AG. At 11:00 o’clock, the last stopper was removed and 10,000 tons of steel glided silently into the water of Emden Harbour. Immediately after floating off, the ship was hauled at the outfitting peer where the modularly designed engine room will be outfitted and the complete deckhouse will be mounted. The final outfitting of the ship to follow will last until the end of November. Then the ship will be delivered to the customer, the GEBAB in Meerbusch. The 2,700 TEU ship will be run by the MARTIME shipping company in Elsfleth.

The outer colouring of the ship already shows that this ship will be chartered by the shipping company Hamburg – Süd. Yard No. 554 is the seventh container ship of the 2,700 TEU series. There is still another one to follow (Yard No. 555) before the new 3,400 TEU class will be started to be built in the ship-building hangars in autumn this year. This very compact ship type carries 700 containers more at insignificantly larger dimensions.
According to the wishes of the customer and the shipping company, the ship will be christened shortly before the delivery in November.

The container ship was built according to German Lloyd regulations and features the following main technical data:

Overall length 215.45 m (approx.)
Length between perpendiculars 205.28 m
Moulded breadth 29.80 m
Moulded depth 16.50 m
Strength draft 11.55 m
Load draft 10.10 m
Deadweight (T=11.55 m) 37,900 t
Container capacity 2,702 TEU
Propulsion 100% MCR 21,770 kW at 108 rpm

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